July’s New Menu Items 🌺

POSTED ON July 2, 2019

This month, we are whipping up a Passion Fruit Hibiscus Spritzer in a snap with our tropical recipe! Sweet and flavorful passion fruit gets a blast of passion fruit, hibiscus iced tea and a splash of club soda to create a perfect flavor combo, made-to-order. Whether it’s a refreshing breakfast...

Drink of the Month – Affogato 🍦

POSTED ON July 2, 2019

I scream, you scream, we all scream… because it’s National Ice Cream Month! Americans consume more ice cream than any other nation in the world, which is no surprise to anyone, right?! On July 21st, get your ice cream fix for #NationalIceCreamDay with our special Affogato. Add a scoop of...

The Art of Negotiating

POSTED ON July 2, 2019

The principles for successful negotiation! Brought to you by the Collective Group Being successful within the world of business can be extremely difficult especially if you have not yet mastered the art of negotiating. The term negotiation tends to hold a negative connotation in some people’s mind where they associate...

Work vs flow: Meet Jorge Lafosse of Search Eclipse.

POSTED ON July 2, 2019

This month’s Member Highlight features the daily Work and Flow of Jorge LaFosse! Ever wonder why your favorite place shows up first on Google? It’s because of people like Jorge Lafosse of Search Eclipse which is a digital marketing organization delivering exceptional results to businesses all over the world. We talked...

Meet Marty Elberg of Circle of Life Legal Services, PA

POSTED ON June 5, 2019

Member Highlight Marty is a member of Collective Ventures who practices Business, T&E, & Family Law. Marty has been providing legal services for families and small business for several years. Circle of Life Legal Services, PA is a firm that focuses on helping small business owners and families plan to...

New Menu Items

POSTED ON June 5, 2019

Frosted Lemonade 🍋 Drink of the Month Summertime calls for cold drinks to cool off! As we welcome the South Florida summer, refresh and replenish your body with some of the best summer beverages in order to beat the heat. We suggest our slushy, icy goodness of a Frosted Lemonade...

Dirty Protein Shake

POSTED ON June 5, 2019

New Drink Item Espresso for lunch? Try our NEW Dirty Protein Shake! For so many of us, coffee is what gets us out of bed in the morning. Now, we’ve got your new java and protein fix in one that will have you bidding farewell to your sad desk lunch...

Techdek Collaboration

POSTED ON June 4, 2019

Collaboration is the key to success. Not only for yourself, but for your clients. At Collective Ventures, Co-Working, Coffee, Startups, Collaboration and Community are its founding pillars, so Collaboration is high on our priority list. Techdek is an innovative cable management solution. The founder Eric Gallup entrusted Jorge Lafosse of...

“Every single voice in your company, is a voice for your company.” – Brian Jacob

POSTED ON May 28, 2019

This is phrase I said while teaching a client how to win online and in person, and I realized what a fantastic sentiment. We often forget that all our team members need to know why they are a part of our project or our business. We never know when someone...

Members Monday

POSTED ON April 2, 2019

Being an entrepreneur can be extremely hectic especially if you have not yet mastered the art of time management.  The real question is, can time actually be managed? We asked the members at Collective Ventures to give us their tips on how they successfully manage their daily tasks and to...

New Season, New Menu!

POSTED ON April 2, 2019

The new season brought many new changes to the space, including a brand new menu! Cafe Collective partnered with local Chef Diva to design a customized menu packed with fresh ingredients and lots of flavor. We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we put...

Sustainability in the Workplace

POSTED ON April 2, 2019

Sustainability has become a topic of discussion in the workplace worldwide. Businesses are “going green” by making many small, yet powerful changes in their space and amongst themselves. But what exactly is sustainability and how can you join this powerful movement? Sustainability is based on the principle that everything that...

1-Year Anniversary

POSTED ON April 2, 2019

Can you believe that Collective Ventures is turning one this month? They say that time flies when you are having fun, and we agree! We are celebrating our One Year Anniversary on Saturday April 20th from 12-4 PM with games, raffles, music, community, and bites from Cafe Collective. Our partners...

APRIL: The Month of New Beginnings

POSTED ON April 2, 2019

The first day of Spring began on March 20th which brought forth a new energetic shift to our lives. Spring is a season of new beginnings. This month, there are numerous new and exciting things happening at Collective Ventures so be sure to stop by to see what the buzz...

March: The Month of Luck

POSTED ON March 1, 2019

March is one of the most interesting months of the year because it is the start of a brand new season. Looking for a great way to kick-off the month? How about you treat yourself to a night of many laughs at the Spill the Beans comedy show featuring funny...

A Boost of Spring

POSTED ON February 28, 2019

Ahhh, Spring! The flowers are blooming, the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. As the clock springs forward, the sun goes down later, giving us more time in the day to be creative and productive. All of the seeds that were planted in the previous months begin to...

February: The Heart Month

POSTED ON February 5, 2019

The Truth About Heart Disease Did you know that February is the official month of Heart Health Awareness in the United States? Heart disease is one of the leading causes of heart attack, stroke and death. Although nearly 80% of cardiovascular disease can be prevented, it continues to be the...

How would you spend $100?

POSTED ON December 26, 2018

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you just found $100 lying on the floor or perhaps someone may have even given it to you, what would you do with it? What CAN you do with it? You've probably got yourself a long list of things. Last...

Fall Essentials at Cafe Collective

POSTED ON November 12, 2018

This season, Café Collective has stocked up on all things to prepare you for fall. Sometimes, living in South Florida, it may be as easy to transition into a new season when the weather is nothing but sunny and hot. The Café is here to provide you all your autumn...

Unwind Wednesdays

POSTED ON November 1, 2018

Ever feel like the week is just piling on problems and frustrations? Maybe you wish you could just let off a little steam? I know I've had my fair share of mind-numbing stress and I found that the best way to forget a problem is to literally step away and...

Happy to host! Collective Ventures hosts AirBnB as they launch to Fort Lauderdale

POSTED ON October 19, 2018

AirBnB is a global company that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service which is accessible through it’s app and host websites. Since the company launched almost 10 years ago, its helps about six million people a year looking for a place to stay during vacation. That’s 800,000 properties, in...

New Menu Options for Breakfast and Lunch!

POSTED ON October 19, 2018

In order to make sure that the food we provide is of the utmost quality, we took our time to meet and vet several different local vendors before choosing to partner up with a chef who not only specializes in creating unique and tasty foods but someone who can provide...

The Eagle: The Specialty Machine

POSTED ON October 12, 2018

Ever wonder what goes on behind the "steams"? In order to bring the finest coffee experience to Fort Lauderdale, we've partnered up with an already established roaster who shared their secrets on how to prepare the perfect cup of coffee. To start, we purchased the official espresso machine from the World...

Let the Celebration begin. 1 Year of RAW Storytelling.

POSTED ON October 10, 2018

Celebrate 1 year of RAW. Real people, Real stories, Uncensored, Unscripted. Happy 1st Anniversary to RAW! What a year it has been. Between the laughs, tears, intense moments of silence and utter amazement, we want to applaud the first year of one of the best true storytelling events here in...

When a community comes together…

POSTED ON October 10, 2018

In honor of National Food Bank day on September 7th, we were inspired to push that date into month-long food donation open to the community. We were inspired when we found a local food pantry that prepares a 55-pound box of nutritional food, as well as fresh produce and breads...

Extend a helping hand this September with our Community Food Drive

POSTED ON September 10, 2018

Community is what makes us whole. In each and every way possible, we try to find different ways to support our community and give back when the chance comes. In honor of National Food Bank Day, which is the first Friday of September, Collective Ventures has decided to sponsor a...

Café Collective: September Drinks

POSTED ON September 5, 2018

A freshly brewed cup of coffee is the first thing I need to get started with my day but also the fuel I need to get through those deadlines and last minute walk-ins. Luckily, Café Collective comes out with new drink options each month. In fact, some of the latest...

Happy and Healthy: Cafe features free massages, plus other perks for members and community.

POSTED ON August 27, 2018

Free massages on national relaxation day? What could be better?!... Well, that’s just another perk to the many of being a member here at Collective Ventures. Last Wednesday, August 15th, was National Relaxation Day. It also happened to be just in time for “back to school” or in this case...

Coworking-Cafe: Unique & Beneficial Atmosphere for the Modern Day Student

POSTED ON August 20, 2018

Back to school this season? If so, you’ll have to check out Collective Ventures. It’s a free coworking space in downtown Fort Lauderdale, just a few minutes away from B.C. Collective Ventures has so much to offer for students, but let me start with coffee! CV is home to an...

New Community Membership: More than just an office.

POSTED ON August 1, 2018

How many of you are new business owners? How many of you are entrepreneurs working mostly from home? In the past decade, the number of telecommuting workers has increased 115% according to a new report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. That translates to 3.9 million workers, or almost 3% of the...

Café Movie Night

POSTED ON July 30, 2018

We all have our favorite shows and our favorite movies and I'm sure we also loveee to get cozy and watch them with some of our closest friends. Imagine doing it in your favorite local coffee shop up on the projector. Café Collective is looking into hosting its first Movie Night this...

Startup Weekend

POSTED ON June 1, 2018

What an incredibly productive way to spend our weekend. Entrepreneurs from all over the country gathered to create six amazing ideas while rubbing shoulders with successful business giants. Through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekend creates working startups during the event and give participants a chance...

CBD and Coffee

POSTED ON May 30, 2018

Have you ever paired coffee with one of your favorite pastries? Well, this is a new kind of relationship where you don't have to worry about feeling a sugar rush or overcaffeinated. The millennials are saying it's a new innovative way to enjoy your coffee with a slight twist. The topic...

RAW Storytelling

POSTED ON May 8, 2018

Have you ever had something happen to you that no one would ever be able to believe? Or maybe gone through an experience that most people haven't even imagined could happen to someone? Well, come share it! Join us at 8 PM every second Thursday of the month for a new...

“They call us dreamers, but we’re the ones who don’t sleep….”

POSTED ON May 4, 2018

Happy Small Business Appreciation week! Small businesses are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees. To take a look back, 2017 was an awesome year for local entrepreneurs. To date, there are 28.8 million small businesses in the United States, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, and they...

Pamela Wasabi

POSTED ON May 1, 2018

#EatMoreBeauty Pamela Wasabi is a local food artist in Miami who founded the plant-based and gluten-free bakery called AMLA MIAMI. She is certified in integrative nutrition, the psychology of eating, and conscious relationships. Wasabi is also the author of Nourished: The Plant-Based Path to Health and Happiness. She and her brand stand for authenticity, integrity, and education which is why we are...

Café Jamz

POSTED ON March 29, 2018

Music. Music is a world unto itself. Where words fail... the music speaks. Music helps us say what we feel by allowing an artist to fill the silence with their story. It allows the rest of us to connect to each other's love or pain all while bringing us closer...

St. Patrick’s Day

POSTED ON March 17, 2018

I feel like luck is in the air! Our community opened up its doors for the first time on a Saturday, and we had hoped to meet some locals. But not only did we meet people in our neighborhood, we met visitors from around the world that came here to...

International Women’s Day 2018

POSTED ON March 9, 2018

Women are amazing everyday, but today, March 8th, is the day to celebrate them. International Women’s Day is a day dedicated to courageous and determined women who have played a progressive role in the history of their countries and communities. The celebration recognizes social, economic, political, and cultural achievements. Not...

Happy Holi!

POSTED ON March 2, 2018

First and foremost, Happy Holi! For those of you who are familiar with this tradition, you know this festival as "the festival of love" or the Hindu Spring Festival. For those of you who don't know about this tradition, I hope that you'll read on to learn more. Holi signifies...

The Difference Between Hearing and Listening

POSTED ON March 1, 2018

All day long we are surrounded by different sorts of communication. Whether it's virtual or verbal communication, it's still a two-way process. Most people like to claim that they're listening when in fact they're just nodding their heads up and down. We need to be able to listen in order to...

Café Collective

POSTED ON February 27, 2018

Probably one of the best-hidden gems in Fort Lauderdale, Cafe Collective. When the idea of impersonal coffee shop chains and strangers who aren’t so friendly got old, the idea of Cafe Collective was born. Located inside of the newest community space in downtown Ft Lauderdale, Cafe Collective is home to...

A Growing Community

POSTED ON February 19, 2018

In the past twenty years, I've seen all sorts of changes that we've faced. Some good but mostly bad. But change is, nevertheless, necessary. I've had to adapt to different circumstances and I've watched as those who couldn't just fade away. I've learned that in order to last you HAVE...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON February 12, 2018

Faith in your own powers and confidence in your individual methods are essential to success. - Roderick Stevens   ...

Open the door to success… It may be closer than you think

POSTED ON February 7, 2018

When great minds come together, amazing happens. That’s exactly why collaboration is a key component here at Collective Ventures. Our innovative atmosphere is fuel for inspiration to strategize business, create your vision, and execute with triumph. The tools for success are right through our doors. So, what’s stopping you? Photos by:...

PUSH

POSTED ON February 5, 2018

To have persistence means continuing to do something despite the difficulties and challenges. Once you put your mind to something and are willing to do everything it takes to succeed, nothing can or will stop you. That is the power of it all. Persistence is success through trial & error. Persistence...

Ambition

POSTED ON February 2, 2018

“Ambition stalks the brain like a jaguar on the edge of a clearing, Cautious yet ready to punch at the right opportunity, Quivering in anticipation, battling saner instincts, Claws sharper than scalpels, usually retracted, In the imagination whole scenarios enacted, Deserving to be feared, as natural as a tree sap....

Boss vs. Mentor

POSTED ON January 31, 2018

It's unfortunate that the average person has to go through their fair share of crappy jobs with crappy bosses who only seem to beat them down every time they get something wrong or don't do something the way they like. Luckily, I've learned that there are actually two types of...

Embrace Change

POSTED ON January 29, 2018

“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”...

Hashtags and what to do with them

POSTED ON January 24, 2018

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the passed 5 years, you probably know what a hashtag is. If not, a hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) & used to identify a specific topic on social media. The purpose is to...

Family vs. Blood

POSTED ON January 23, 2018

People tend to believe that blood is thicker than water but don't realize that even those you consider "family" can cross you. Family isn't always blood. Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. Look around you. Family should be the people you can trust with your life, your secrets, your loved ones, and...

Setting S.M.A.R.T goals for career development

POSTED ON January 22, 2018

The average American is putting in over 2,000 hours a year toward building their career. With this much time being devoted, career development isn’t just another “to-do”, it’s a “must-do”, especially if achieving maximum success & potential from time invested is your goal.  Career management, including strategic planning to obtain...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON January 17, 2018

“Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” - Dale Carnegie...

Coffee is Life

POSTED ON January 15, 2018

C O L F I I F S F E E E Oh saccharriferous nectar of the gods. You never disappoint. Not once has your sweet disposition failed to fancy my yen. Your Holy Aroma fills my nostrils like The halls of a school after the bells ring With unparalleled...

Friday Morning

POSTED ON January 12, 2018

The rising sun graced the palm trees in the distance as I pulled onto the boulevard. I did a double take. I could feel the warmth illuminate my face. There was a moment, a pause, just before driving into the chaos of friday morning traffic. The city skyline was before...

Positive additions in 2018

POSTED ON January 11, 2018

As entrepreneurs and business owners, the start of a new year means exciting opportunities and doors to be opened. One of the biggest concepts to be opened in 2018 is the Brightline high-speed rail train, traveling from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale in just 35 minutes. The train will...

Walk with confidence

POSTED ON January 5, 2018

”A woman who walks in purpose doesn’t have to chase people or opportunities. Her light causes people and opportunites to persue her.”...

New beginnings.

POSTED ON January 4, 2018

Every story has an end, but every end also has a beginning. There is an opportunity in everything. The good and the bad. As we leave the old year behind, we welcome in the new. There's new opportunities with new people, new chapters, and new memories. Remember, there is nothing...

Emphasis on impact: using your opportunity

POSTED ON January 4, 2018

2017 has taught many valuable lessons. It may have been a rollercoaster, but the growth and knowledge gained was much more influential in the end. Not only did these humbling lessons give strength, but patience and endurance, as well. Some may call it “post-traumatic growth.” Now, since 2018 is the...

1 of 365

POSTED ON January 2, 2018

Welcome 2018! A new year, a fresh start, and infinite possibilities. This is the best time to restart. Remember: Positivity is key. Let go of passed mistakes. Eliminate toxic people. Use your talents & do good deeds. Don’t hold back. Accept what is, let go of what was, and have...

Influence to grow

POSTED ON December 29, 2017

Impact is powerful. It can create change. Not only can it move us, it can make us move. Life is all about making a lasting impact; to have that strong effect on someone or something. To make your mark, strive for progress not perfection. Never give up, because in the...

New Years Resolutions

POSTED ON December 27, 2017

Oh boy... Here it comes. 2018 Time for new wishes, new dreams, and new aspirations. "This year I am going to... " "This year I will..." "This is the year I am going to start..." How many of you actually achieve what you set out to do at the beginning...

Control.

POSTED ON December 22, 2017

Control. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” Life is to be lived not controlled. Any successful professional can find this extremely difficult to grasp and understand especially when it comes to...

Let magic happen

POSTED ON December 20, 2017

“Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart.”...

The Spirit of the Season

POSTED ON December 19, 2017

The true spirit of the season goes deeper than just presents. It lies in the heart of the mother, hopelessly wanting to give their children the world. The heart of a volunteer worker, serving and smiling, all for the greater good. Its the love, care, and compassion from one human...

Destination Unknown

POSTED ON December 15, 2017

‘Don’t be afraid to take an unfamiliar path, sometimes they’re the ones that take you to the best places.”...

Everything Happens For a Reason

POSTED ON December 13, 2017

No matter what you choose to believe in or who you choose to follow, we all sit there and try to understand why things happen the way that they do. We think to our selves, "there MUST be a bigger picture of some sort" while others may find it challenging...

The Rules of Being Awesome

POSTED ON December 13, 2017

1. Risk more than is required. 2. Learn more than normal. 3. Be strong. 4. Show courage. 5. Breathe. 6. Excel. 7. Love. 8. Lead. 9. Speak the truth. 10. Live your values. 11. Laugh. 12. Cry. 13. Innovate. 14. Simplify. 15. Adore mastery, release mediocrity. 16. Aim for genius. 17....

Dear Entrepreneurs…

POSTED ON December 12, 2017

Dear dreamer— Hi, it’s me. All you want in life. By day, your passion burns for me, but our nights together are nothing but complicated. You toss and turn in excitement dreaming about our growth, climbing through hurdles,  and taking over the world. Other nights are sleepless, exhausting, when you...

Life is Worth It

POSTED ON December 12, 2017

“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. Love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. Let it change your life. No one said it would be...

Entrepreneurs Overcoming Failure

POSTED ON December 8, 2017

On Wednesday night, Collected Ventures partnered with 305 ELab to host a fun, enlightening night focused on the local entrepreneur. Two female forces Erika Obando and Ro Ferrelli opened up about a crucial topic all entrepreneurs face: Failure, and how to overcome it. They shared their personal stories, and how...

Our Generation

POSTED ON December 6, 2017

“Our generation will be known for nothing. Never will anybody say, We were the peak of mankind. That is wrong, the truth is Our generation was a failure. Thinking that We actually succeeded Is a waste. And we know Living only for money and power Is the way to go....

The Holiday Spirit

POSTED ON December 5, 2017

Its that time again! The holiday season. 2-3 months out of the year that truly are a daze. After all, it is the most wonderful time of year. But for some, the holidays are the most hectic and stressful time of the year. Traveling, extra spending, and even family time...

Rough waters..

POSTED ON November 17, 2017

“Rough waters are a true test of leadership. Every ship has a great captain in calm water.”...

Tech Ladies of South Florida

POSTED ON November 16, 2017

On Tuesday evening, the Tech Ladies of South Florida joined forces at Collective Ventures for a night of classy, casual networking. The Tech Ladies includes 20,000 people nationwide working in production, engineering, design, marketing, business development, and more. They’re all connected throughout the world, allowing members access to a secret...

Coffee Break

POSTED ON November 16, 2017

”Great attitude and kindness are like a perfect cup of coffee. They awaken your spirit and improve your day. Fill your cup, and don’t start your day without it.”...

South Florida Wildlife and You

POSTED ON November 14, 2017

In 1969, Bea Humphreys began rescuing and caring for animals right in her own backyard. Actually, it was her garage, which housed rescue animals for almost 20 years. Today, the South Florida Wildlife Center rescues & rehabilitates over 12,000 wild animals each year. Their team of leaders including veterinarians, wildlife...

Weekly Refocus: Community Outreach

POSTED ON November 8, 2017

You may have heard the story of an old man, a young man, and some starfish. An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. “Why do...

Two Options

POSTED ON November 8, 2017

Everyday when you wake up, you have two options: Option 1: Be Average -allow negativity to consume your thoughts, feelings, and actions -stay comfortable, with no room for advancement -no work ethic, you’re a complainer -laziness is okay with you   OR Option 2: Be Phenomenal +positive all around +failure...

Quote of the day

POSTED ON October 30, 2017

”Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” -Albert Schweitzer...

The Importance of Team Building

POSTED ON October 27, 2017

Let's take a moment to go down memory lane... How many of you grew up participating in little "Field Day" games and activities? Of course, how could you have known that these activities were meant to teach you how to be a successful team player in the workforce one day. Whether...

Be healthy, be happy

POSTED ON October 23, 2017

Have you ever thought how changing your diet and exercise routine could help your internal being? We choose to be healthy for many reasons such as weight loss, to increase life expectancy, and cut the risk for future disease. But can being healthy make us happy? For years, studies have...

Strength through Struggle

POSTED ON October 20, 2017

”Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Gandhi In times of trouble, its easy to be overcome with negativity and doubt. When you see your struggles as opportunities to become better, stronger, and...

to Boss vs. to Lead

POSTED ON October 19, 2017

From working in some of the most dreadful places, I feel I must describe my current position as the biggest blessing in my professional life thus far. I was given an opportunity; a chance. It’s a truly amazing feeling, but in all, the most important thing is feeling good enough....

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON October 18, 2017

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by SURPRISE. It is not that we seize them, but that they SEIZE US. - Ashley Montagu...

Work for Someone Who Inspires You

POSTED ON October 16, 2017

Why does someone simply quit? Why do you quit doing what you love if you love it? It clearly isn't because of your lack of passion but perhaps other circumstances... Most people don't realize that 75% workers who have voluntarily left their job are because they quit their boss, not the actual...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON October 11, 2017

All you need is the plan, the right team, and the courage to press on to your destination. -Earl Nightingale...

Attract joy, love, and prosperity with gratitude

POSTED ON October 10, 2017

Most Entrepreneurs are naturally ambitious, meaning we want more, and are always on the hunt for what's missing in our lives. It's easy to get caught up in our ambitious nature, and become, not quite selfish, but seeking self improvement. While there's nothing wrong with wanting to better ourselves, at...

Synchronicity in Business

POSTED ON October 10, 2017

"Synchronicity: Synchronicity is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related" Here at Collective Ventures, we believe that working together provides all of the resources a business professional may...

Forming Diamonds

POSTED ON September 29, 2017

A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It was once a lump of coal, but with unbearable heat, extreme pressure, and being cut in all places, it is then considered pretty, strong, and great enough to shine amongst others. This thought perfectly coincides with a quote by Eric Thomas:...

Happiness leads to an increase in productivity in the workforce.

POSTED ON September 28, 2017

What makes a successful business rise to the top is its workforce. What makes a strong team? Well, it's certainly not by controlling your employees and treating them how you please because you "pay them enough." It's by having the power to inspire your employees as not just a boss...

Advice for the not-so-average-millennial

POSTED ON September 27, 2017

Anyone with a taste of the real world will tell you success doesn't come easy. Especially in a world with a clear stigma toward millennials, it may not always be easy to disassociate yourself from the broad generalizations. It's hard being a young entrepreneur in the era of "work-loathing, iPhone...

Karma Cleanse

POSTED ON September 25, 2017

“How people treat you is their karma. How you react is your karma.” Karma refers to the spiritual principle of cause & effect; when previous and present intentions & actions influence the fate and future of that individual. Good deed= positive karma, evil deed = negative karma. Basically, we get...

Ambition

POSTED ON September 20, 2017

What makes someone ambitious? What gives someone the desire to wake up in the morning and decide that they want to achieve something?  Why does an ambitious person feel motivated and determined, instead of content and fulfilled with just enough to get by? What makes these people super achievers? Ambition is...

Let’s Live

POSTED ON September 18, 2017

"Life is a gift, accept it. Life is an adventure, experience it. Life is a mystery, discover it. Life is a puzzle, solve it. Life is a game, play it. Life can be a struggle, face it. Life is beauty, praise it. Life is our opportunity, let's take it. Life...

The Wolf Mentality

POSTED ON September 15, 2017

The wolf is relentless. He never quits, trusts his intuition, and never looks back. Be the wolf. They have no respect for the status quo - never be mediocre. They always have something to prove- always strive for more.  They think for themselves- make your own decisions, and realize the consequences.  They...

Dare to be GREAT.

POSTED ON September 15, 2017

Well the first step in the right direction according to Leo Babauta, is "Starting by admitting that greatness doesn’t come from the distraction and busywork that often fills up our lives." In other words, you need to start by realizing that greatness doesn't come from the distractions that often fill...

What inspires you?

POSTED ON September 14, 2017

What inspires you? Inspiration is the foundation needed when creating anything spectacular. When someone is hit with a muse and step out of their comfort zone, amazing things can be created. However, finding inspiration in times of need can sometimes be challenging. If you ever find yourself lacking passion, the...

Yellow Brick Road to Success

POSTED ON August 28, 2017

As a child, we dream of being something big or doing something great. How often do these dreams become our life goals? We've all heard about people "growing-out-of" childhood dreams but why haven't we heard anything about "growing into" them. Growing up, I have always carried an undeniable passion for...

Love What You Do!

POSTED ON August 21, 2017

“The only way to do great work, is to love what you do.” --Steve Jobs Thank you for the quote Steve Jobs! It's Monday and sometimes you need to remind yourself that you love what you do. Life can get a little crazy and we can forget that important fact....

How Much Are You Willing to Risk?

POSTED ON August 18, 2017

The saying goes without the risk there is no reward. Within business and life there are certain ventures we take and certain risks that are made to reap the rewards of that risk taken. How much are you willing or do you have to risk when it comes to your...

Pass on the Mentorship

POSTED ON August 16, 2017

People often ask why I’m so willing to impart advice or give instruction when it’s not being paid for. Being a Consultant is part of the work I do, but being a Mentor is who I’m turning out to be. Raj & I have created a culture where folks have...

Be Inspiring

POSTED ON August 15, 2017

Can you imagine what it would feel like to be the spark to someone's amazing idea or business start-up?   To be the person that made a big enough difference that you inspired something great in someone else. Today, I ask you to do just that, "inspire someone." Whether it's...

Overcome the Fear to Gain Success

POSTED ON August 10, 2017

Do you ever have a hard time saying what you want? Do you have moments where you question yourself so much that that you don’t bother asking the question? Or that you don’t make a move to avoid the possibilities of failure. FEAR is the route to all of this....

Be great, not average.

POSTED ON August 9, 2017

Growing up my mom always told me that life isn't just about succeeding. It becomes so much more when you start exceeding. "If they say to do a mile, go an extra mile." Outshine what they expect. She always said that life is full of complications, rough paths, and hard...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON August 9, 2017

“Know your worth. There are always more opportunities around the corner.” -Amanda Ortega Within your everyday routine, waking up, getting ready for work or if you have children getting them up and ready as well, then breakfast, and boom off to work and drop offs. Within the routine of life...

The Grass is green where you water it.

POSTED ON August 8, 2017

You don’t realize what you have until you move to New York. Take it from me the wide-eyed actress ready to make it big in the Big Apple. What you don’t realize when you make the big move is what you’re leaving behind and how great that really is. It...

Opportunity

POSTED ON August 7, 2017

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." – Thomas Edison...

Why Collective Ventures was needed

POSTED ON August 3, 2017

In 2015, our Digital Agency had begun really working well with many companies that were relevant collaborators in the efforts to provide success to our clients. We would use various combinations of teams not central to DB Collective. Companies like SEO, PPC, Content Writers, Social Media, Photography, Videography, Public Relations,...

Moving Forward

POSTED ON July 27, 2017

"Proceed like success is inevitable." Sometimes we are faced with obstacles that seem IMPOSSIBLE to get past but the biggest obstacle that you can face is yourself. If you keep telling yourself that you "can't" do something, then you never will. Your attitude can be the very difference between what...

Opportunity in the 21st Century

POSTED ON July 25, 2017

In this technologically advanced era that we are currently thriving in we are provided with all the opportunities to have access to several components which impact the growth of small businesses, business owners, freelancers, etc. Things such as collaboration, networking, and marketing have been streamlined by the advancements and use...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON July 21, 2017

Be wise. Be kind. Be brave. And you will be loved. -Rachael Markovic...

Member Highlight – Tiona Torres

POSTED ON July 21, 2017

Work-Flow! is a weekly segment where we highlight a chosen venture of our Creative and Tech innovation center. We highlight on the nature of the work accompanied by the flow that keeps it all going! This weeks chosen venture: Compass Partners. The Work First and foremost, briefly tell us what...

Success and Happiness

POSTED ON July 20, 2017

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - B.R. Hayden Don't be greedy with your success. Remain humble and content and you will find ultimate happiness. Most importantly, you will find peace....

Week Recap

POSTED ON July 18, 2017

As we come closer and closer to finishing our Cafe, we're hosting more and more events in our community co-working area. Last week, our space was transformed for three different events back-to-back! On Wednesday, we shared a lunch with some fellow entrepreneurs from the Tower Club where they taught us...

Wise Words to Live By

POSTED ON July 17, 2017

"Put your energy into building what is creative, valuable and empowering. And you won't have to constantly fight against what is destructive and draining." Ralph Marston...

The Power Is Yours

POSTED ON July 7, 2017

People often find themselves afraid of what might happen and how things may affect their future as if someone or something else holds the power to determine what happens to them next. However, what they don't realize is that the power lies within the palm of their own hands. Man...

Working Hard for What We Love

POSTED ON July 6, 2017

Working hard for something we don't really care about is called stress. We're working towards something that's not even a goal. So it becomes easier to see it as a "job" or "hassle." But if we work hard for something that we love it's called passion. When we're passionate about something, we could...

Life and Opportunity

POSTED ON July 6, 2017

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll Take action when an opportunity is presented. Don't sit back in fear of what might happen, because one thing for sure is that if you don't move, someone else will and you will...

Quality

POSTED ON June 30, 2017

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. -Aristotle...

Working Hard So You Hardly Work Later

POSTED ON June 29, 2017

Find something you genuinely enjoy, perfect yourself at it, and then go make a career out of it. For those who do, they find themselves hardly working a day of their life....

The Product of Perseverance

POSTED ON June 28, 2017

What is it that leads us to becoming truly successful individuals in our lifetime? While there is no definite answer to this question, the journey seems to carry a very similar pattern consisting of hardship, commitment, and perseverance. And just as importantly, the ability to profoundly impact and inspire others....

Obstacles

POSTED ON June 27, 2017

Obstacles are those frightful things when you take your eyes off your goal. - Henry Ford  ...

The Power Is Yours

POSTED ON June 23, 2017

People often find themselves afraid of what might happen and how things may affect their future as if someone or something else holds the power to determine what happens to them next. However, what they don't realize is that the power lies within the palm of their own hands. Man...

Challenging Yourself

POSTED ON June 22, 2017

Challenge yourself to do something that you couldn't do before. Learn a new skill. Whether it's learning how to cook or learning how to build a treehouse, master it. And then put it to good use. You'll often find yourself feeling rewarded and pleased with the outcome....

Aviation and Aerospace: Our $41 Billion Economic Engine

POSTED ON June 20, 2017

Home to three international airports and seven executive airports, South Florida is attracting more and more aviation and aerospace companies. “Miami International Airport was the top U.S. airport for international freight in 2016, with nearly 2.2 million tons of shipments,” according to Brian Bandell from the South Florida’s Business Journal....

A Little Effort Can Lead to Big Results

POSTED ON June 9, 2017

"A little effort each day can lead to big results" Sometimes it's as easy as putting in just a little effort towards the bigger picture....

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON June 8, 2017

The greatest pleasure in life is doing exactly what everyone said I couldn't. - Rachael Markovic...

The Role of Semiotics in Advertisement

POSTED ON June 7, 2017

The science of semiotics is a crucial discipline in marketing as a means of communicating and conveying meaning. In advertising and branding, semiotics is a discipline that is heavily relied on in order to accurately convey a message. Semiotics plays a vital role in the way we communicate in the...

One Common Goal

POSTED ON June 6, 2017

What makes you get up from bed in the morning? Is it your kids? Perhaps, your dog. Maybe even your parents? How about for work? Each and every one of us wakes up in the morning for hundreds of different reasons yet the underlying reason remains the same. We all share one common goal and...

Words to Live by

POSTED ON June 5, 2017

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers; the believers and the thinkers, those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself. Edmund Lee...

A Wise Man Once Said

POSTED ON June 2, 2017

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before. Creation brings satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take organized...

Desire Over Fear

POSTED ON June 2, 2017

"In order to succeed, your desire for SUCCESS should be greater than your fear of failure." - Unknown I'm sure many of you have heard the phrase, mind over body. Well the statement above states something similar. It merely says that if you're desire for success is greater than your fear...

Working Hard for What We Love

POSTED ON June 1, 2017

Working hard for something we don't care about is stress.  If we're spending our days putting effort towards something we don't even wish to succeed in then we're bound for failure. There's no such thing as a successful outcome when the quality of the effort is poor. Working hard for something...

Pass it on

POSTED ON May 31, 2017

Passing on knowledge is a pivotal aspect in inspiring others to be great and do great things. Sharing knowledge is not only valuable for the one who is being taught, but just as valuable for the one who is sharing it. The value of sharing the knowledge one has acquired...

Stirring Men’s Souls with Greatness

POSTED ON May 30, 2017

"Big dreams create the magic that stirs men's souls to greatness. " -Bill McCartney...

Wise Words to Live By

POSTED ON May 26, 2017

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't--you're right." Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company "Don't be a lone wolf. Lean on the experience and smarts of your teammates, investors, and mentors to help solve the tough problems and take advantage of the opportunities." Seth Bannon, founder and...

The Secret of Living a Life of Excellence

POSTED ON May 26, 2017

It is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. It is a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free. "We are what we do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle...

Simple Disciplines

POSTED ON May 25, 2017

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." - Jim Rohn Learning how to manage your time is important when trying to succeed. You need to be able to prioritize things from A being the most important to C being the least urgent. Some people find...

Seeing it through

POSTED ON May 24, 2017

As we move forward through the plethora of things life puts before us it can sometimes be difficult to see all things through. Our truest goals, desires, and passions may be put on the back burner while focusing on our day job which provides us with life's necessities. The perseverance...

Wise Words to Live By

POSTED ON May 22, 2017

"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." Paulo Coelho of The Alchemist...

Putting In Effort

POSTED ON May 18, 2017

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” —Og Mandino The amount of effort we put in determines the quality of the work. You can't expect to put in half the effort and time and still get the best outcome. It takes hard work to achieve...

Creative Insight

POSTED ON May 17, 2017

“It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives.” Don Norman “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind...

The “Younger Generation”

POSTED ON May 16, 2017

My whole life I've been told what I can and can't do because of my age. Limits have been set and expectations have been lowered.  For some reason, the older generations took on the belief that respect comes with age. But it's my belief that respect should be earned and...

A Wise Woman Once Said

POSTED ON May 15, 2017

"Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the...

Define ENTREPRENEURSHIP

POSTED ON May 12, 2017

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't....

Networking Tidbit

POSTED ON May 12, 2017

The thought of networking and attending networking events can be a scary thought for many, walking into a room which is slowly being filled with unfamiliar faces not knowing who to approach or in what way. But with some confidence and a mind at ease, you too can shine in...

Wise Words to Live by

POSTED ON May 10, 2017

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.... In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the...

A Wise Woman Once Said..

POSTED ON May 8, 2017

"Don't follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!" Ruby Bridges...

With One Goal In Mind…

POSTED ON May 5, 2017

Today I want you to dedicate the entire day to achieving one goal... inspire someone. Inspire a stranger. Inspire a friend. Inspire someone to do something great. Inspire others to share kindness. Learn to spread the love through the use of words and actions that inspire the same kind of...

What is Collective Ventures About?

POSTED ON May 4, 2017

It's about creating endless opportunities for companies to excel and grow....

Success in Sales

POSTED ON May 3, 2017

There are a handful of skills that top sales professionals put their time and efforts into mastering in order to use effective yet personable techniques to build sales relationships to ultimately solve a problem that a client has. Successfully mastering and channeling ones interpersonal skills and the ability to be...

SpotMini – Boston Dynamics

POSTED ON April 28, 2017

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf7IEVTDjng[/embed] "SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots...

The Road to Success…

POSTED ON April 25, 2017

The road to success is always under construction as we are always finding new inspiration in the world around us. We keep finding new motivation to succeed, whether it's for yourself or for someone else. Some may have a loved one that they need to succeed for, while others are...

Insight – Saul Bass

POSTED ON April 24, 2017

"Design is thinking made visual." said from a man who some will say revolutionized graphic design, also a talented Academy Award-winning filmmaker, known best for his design of motion-picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos. Wise words from Saul Bass: “The most stimulating source for a solution to a...

Principles and Purpose

POSTED ON April 21, 2017

These are some important words taken from the book "Take a Stand for Your Brand" written by Tim Williams, focused around the principals, techniques, and practices involved in building a great agency brand from the inside out. "If you focus on principles, you empower everyone who understands those principles to...

Always Remember..

POSTED ON April 20, 2017

If you write down a date for your dream, that date becomes a goal. If you break down a goal into steps it then becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Always remember that only you can do this for yourself....

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON April 18, 2017

Do something today that you'll thank your future self for doing....

Who You Are
Who You Want to be

POSTED ON April 17, 2017

As we progress, develop, and move forward in life through our experiences and the knowledge gained through these experiences, we are able to gain somewhat of a sense of purpose in our lives. A better understanding of who we are now, and possibly, who we want to be in the...

Ingredients to Success

POSTED ON April 14, 2017

What leads to success? What do I need to do to be considered "successful"? Inspire greatness in others. Set goals to work towards. Motivate those who surround you. Lead by example. Mentor your followers. Don't forget that no one can climb to the top without team work. Have vision. And most of all, don't forget to teach those...

A Wise Man Once Said..

POSTED ON April 14, 2017

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." George Herbert...

Exceeding Expectations

POSTED ON April 13, 2017

Every person has something that is expected of them just how I am expected to fail just because of the superficial standards that society creates for us. A blonde can't think, a model can't be nice, a girl can't play video games, etc. But when did these standards suddenly start...

Design and the Mind

POSTED ON April 12, 2017

The way a space is designed can both consciously and subconsciously influence the flow of ideas and thoughts for each individual and their specific interests. An artist might be drawn to a space designed with mid century antiques, late 19th century paintings, and an industrial flair while a mathematician might...

Words to Live By

POSTED ON April 10, 2017

“I demolish my bridges behind me...then there is no choice but to move forward.” Fridtjof Nansen...

A Wise Man Once Said..

POSTED ON April 7, 2017

"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another." Ernest Hemingway...

The Importance of Proper Communication

POSTED ON April 6, 2017

I can't stress enough how important language is when communicating with people. It can be the very thing that determines your place in someones mind. Whether you're meeting your best friend for coffee or speaking with your future boss, having eloquent speech is of the upmost importance. When we speak, we're...

You too, Have the Power to Change

POSTED ON April 5, 2017

As human’s we tend to become comfortable in the ways that we choose to live, make decisions, and go about things. We are continuously acquiring habits which bring comfort to our individual styles of living. We can often mold our tendencies and habits based around situational factors, which can sometimes...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON April 4, 2017

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts" Eleanor Roosevelt...

Meeting Different People

POSTED ON March 31, 2017

Living in a country so multi-cultural brings many opportunities such as an insight on the hearts of the cultures that make our country unique and the creative minds of the millions of people who run it. This really gives us a chance to learn the way that they communicate, how they work, what they believe in,...

Creativity

POSTED ON March 29, 2017

Creativity is inventing, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. - Mary Lou Cook...

“Breaking” News for the City of Fort Lauderdale

POSTED ON March 28, 2017

Our city’s tallest tower just broke ground with condos starting at $800,000 designed by Simeone Deary Design Group and Bob Martin of Decorators Unlimited. The mixed-use tower is located at 100 Las Olas and will rise 499 feet in 46 stories. It will have 121 condos and 238 rooms in...

A Wise Man Once Said..

POSTED ON March 27, 2017

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas Edison...

Think about this..

POSTED ON March 24, 2017

As we continue to grow as individuals who work simultaneously in society with a greater drive to inspire one another to think and to do, we are able to influence the ongoing creation of idealists and visionaries. As individuals come together to fulfill their desires to create, invent, and inspire,...

A Wise Woman Once Said..

POSTED ON March 22, 2017

"No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them...

Letting Go

POSTED ON March 21, 2017

People often make the mistake of mixing up what they WANT with what they really need. In life, knowing the difference between having the desire for something and needing it can determine just how much you will grow. Sometimes it can be just as simple as knowing when something isn't going to...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON March 17, 2017

"We often mistake that success is the result of the amount of time we put in but not even consider that it may in fact be from the QUALITY of the time we put in. You can spend hours doing something but if you aren't doing it with any effort than...

A Wise Man Once Said..

POSTED ON March 17, 2017

"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it." Henry Ford...

Venture Highlight – SEO Guys

POSTED ON March 15, 2017

SEO Guys Venture Highlight is a weekly segment where we highlight a chosen venture of our Creative and Tech innovation center! 1. First and foremost, what is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is the act of optimizing your website so that it organically appears at the top...

A Technological Revolution

POSTED ON March 13, 2017

With the complex advancements in technology over the past decade we have reached an outstanding point in what we could call our fifth and most extreme technological revolution. According to Bill Gates from the Code Conference 2016 in Southern California, the "AI dream is finally arriving" - and that it...

Friday Tidbit

POSTED ON March 10, 2017

Startup accelerators are one of the most powerful resources that provide mentor-ship crucial for reaching success. Monumental success is rarely reached without some sort of mentor-ship. Aside from providing a plethora of knowledge and guidance, these incubators are a go-to source for young entrepreneurs to get entirely familiar with the...

A Wise Man Once Said..

POSTED ON March 8, 2017

"If you want the cooperation from humans around you, you must make them feel they are important, and you do that by being genuine and humble." Nelson Mandela...

How local startups aim to conquer the industry…

POSTED ON March 7, 2017

To be a successful entrepreneur in this world, it is often believed that you must aim high or "reach for the stars," as some may say. But setting the goal and executing a plan to accomplish it are two separate things. In Dania Beach, a team of 700 people work to...

Accept, Embrace, and Grow – Constructive Criticism

POSTED ON March 6, 2017

There are many times in all of our lives when someone will tell us something about ourselves that we might not want to hear. Something we rather look past and disagree upon, something we rather argue and shrug off, rather than accept, embrace, and grow from. Now, I am not...

A Psychological Technique Tidbit

POSTED ON March 3, 2017

Some of the best salespeople have mastered using the power of emotion to influence and enhance sales and marketing techniques. These psychological components play a vital role in how consumers are greatly influenced by a company’s marketing strategies. Emotional and psychological appeals have been studied to resonate more with consumers...

Emotions Within Memories

POSTED ON March 2, 2017

This morning, I was on my way to work and I noticed how many semi-trucks were on the highway. Looking left and right, I saw an endless amount of eight-wheelers swallowing the roads as they roar by shaking your windows. Watching as they passed by I had suddenly recalled an...

A Wise Man Once Said..

POSTED ON March 1, 2017

"Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think." Albert Einstein...

The Stepping Stones of Success

POSTED ON February 23, 2017

From the moment we are born, we're put on a path towards success. From that day on, every decision we make or that is made for us is shaped to mold a better future for ourselves. Some of us have a hard time learning that there's more to it then...

Quote(s) of the Day: In Honor of Presidents Day

POSTED ON February 20, 2017

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." George Washington "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln "Do you want to know...

Planting Roots in Miami

POSTED ON February 17, 2017

Just breaking ground, businesses such as Ricky's South Beach, open just in time for the new year! Homegrown entrepreneurs Keith Menin and Jared Galbut built an adults-only hangout where both locals and tourists can enjoy live music and stand-up comedy acts. With the new Miami-to-Orlando passenger train connecting all of...

To Be an Influential Leader

POSTED ON February 15, 2017

It takes a handful of the right skills and attributes that come to form an influential leader. Some say things such as honesty, selflessness, strong communication skills, confidence, and assertiveness are pivotal skills and characteristics that make any great leader. Some of the greatest leaders I have come to know...

Quote of the Day

POSTED ON February 14, 2017

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit....

Marketing

POSTED ON February 9, 2017

Marketing today isn't just about building sales but its about building relationships that cultivate loyalty between businesses and their customers. Of course marketing will increase sales, but clients and customers are looking for authenticity in their business relations and a smart marketing strategy can be the very difference between solidifying...

Loco with Logos

POSTED ON February 9, 2017

A logo is the basic unit of a larger brand identity that includes company fonts, colors and document design guidelines. In layman’s terms, a logo is like a mental shortcut to a product or company. Logos are a critical aspect of business marketing. It is essential to any company’s overall...

Reaching Success

POSTED ON February 9, 2017

Donald Trump was just elected the 45th President of the United States of America. Have you stopped to consider how he got here? Because he quite literally spent his life reaching and grasping at every opportunity that led him to where he is now. Have you ever heard of the...

Do the Simple Things Inspire You?

POSTED ON February 6, 2017

On a Thursday around 6, I saw a sunset. Tones of the sheerest pink slightly fading through a rich scheme of greys and dark blues. This color combination was so visually appealing it inspired my creative thoughts in that moment. Isn't it beautiful, how something as simple as a few...

#ThinkNow

POSTED ON February 2, 2017

Quote of the Day: "Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." - Jim Rohn...

An Act of Random Kindness

POSTED ON January 27, 2017

Act of Random Kindness Have you ever walked down the street and accidentally made eye contact with a stranger but instead of looking away they just smiled? You probably even smiled back. How did it make you feel? Some may say it even brightened their day. The power behind a simple smile...

The Gears of the City

POSTED ON January 27, 2017

Have you ever walked down a crowded city street and took a second to observe the intricate ways in which the city operates? Like the gears of a machine, the gears of the city are made up slightly different but still have the same goal. The goal here is to...

“Those” Days

POSTED ON January 26, 2017

Ever wake up one morning and without any reason everything goes wrong. The GPS takes you down the wrong route. You get caught in a bad traffic jam. Late because you're still trying to figure out directions on your own and it's not even noon. Now this is waking up...

Feel the Beating Heart Within Your Community

POSTED ON January 25, 2017

What is it about community and co-working that gives a greater purpose to the areas we reside in? Is it different personalities and ideas working simultaneously? It may just be the simple idea of joining together that embodies the true heart of community. Having accessibility to a co-working space in...

Collaboration and the Brain

POSTED ON January 25, 2017

Collaboration is essential in producing great ideas. Multiple minds working together to achieve a common goal can produce amazing results. An idea may only be half as good as its true potential without the opportunity to collaborate. You may ask, what is it that truly makes collaboration so important? Here...

Less Robot. More Human.

POSTED ON January 20, 2017

Step back. Take a second. Analyze the behaviors of the average working class individual.  Notice how any working individual has a system that works for them in their everyday job. This 'system' keeps everything flowing, keeps operations functioning, and keeps the business running. The only thing that seems to malfunction...

The Importance of Listening

POSTED ON January 20, 2017

Today, I learned that the most important step in learning is listening. What does this mean? It simply means if you spend too much time speaking and not listening then how will you absorb what is being said? Sometimes it really is just as simple as shutting up and listening. Knowledge...

Collective Ventures is chosen as a top startup resource in South Florida

POSTED ON January 20, 2017

With the hard work and dedication that goes into creating a startup accelerator we here, at Collective Ventures, are truly grateful to be mentioned in Gold Coast, Boca Life, and Ft. Lauderdale Magazine. You can read the article here. While the Startup Accelerator is a main component of Collective Ventures,...

Come in and use our conference rooms!

POSTED ON January 19, 2017

Our conference rooms are now available for hourly, half day, and full day rentals. They range from $25-$85 per hour and half day(4hrs) rates receive 20% off, and full day (8hrs) rates receive 30% off. #conference #conferenceroom #startup #startups #startuplife #future #pr #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startupaccelerator #creative #creativespace #coworking #cafe...

Thanks for visiting Keith

POSTED ON January 11, 2017

The Vice Mayor of Hallandale, Keith London stopped by to check out our progress. He has been a friend and supportive fan of what we're trying to do to help the Startup Scene in Broward County. #startup #startups #startuplife #future #pr #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startupaccelerator #creative #creativespace #coworking #cafe #waverly...

So many amazing startup pitches

POSTED ON January 7, 2017

We've had over 55 amazing startups pitch us and come enjoy our space because of the awareness created by this article. Thanks again @lyssargold & @alyssamorlacci for taking the time to meet with us and hear our story. #startup #startups #startuplife #future #pr #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startupaccelerator #creative #creativespace #coworking...

Let’s Welcome Rachael

POSTED ON December 29, 2016

Meet Rachael, our newest rockstar & space ambassador. She has a great modeling career, but shared with us her desire to the work on the other side of the camera... the production, the creative, and the marketing. She also shared with us her passion to one day be a veterinarian,...

Holiday Party

POSTED ON December 28, 2016

"If you want to go quickly, go alone, if you want to go far, go together." - African proverb At our holiday party we had an opportunity to say thank you to all our members, our families, and our team. Without you all, we wouldn't go far! #holidayparty #thankyou #members...

New Art on the Walls

POSTED ON December 20, 2016

Some beautiful artwork has made it's way to our walls. A cafe inspired remix of some beautiful and favorite art pieces including the Son of Man by René, Mucha advertisement, and Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes. #ReneMagritte #bowlerhat #thesonofman #mucha #Johannes Vermeer #girlwithapearlearring #startup #startups #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife...

Let’s Welcome Marty Elberg

POSTED ON December 13, 2016

Practicing Law since 2007, Marty Elberg decided to move to South Florida and began a new firm in 2012. Marty understands the importance of a proper business structure and the effect it can have on the owners. He prides himself on his ability to truly listen to his clients while...

Let’s welcome Ariana

POSTED ON December 5, 2016

Say hi to Ariana. Our new Hostess & Concierge. Yeah... she wears multiple hats, but she'll be that amazing person that guides you through our space and fills you in on everything we do. #hostess #concierge #officemanager #collaborate #prfirm #photography #seo #adwords #startup #startups #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startupaccelerator #creative #creativespace...

Commercial Shoot at the Collective

POSTED ON November 22, 2016

Meanwhile at Collective Ventures, film crew conducting a commercial spot for a client. These projects involve a lot of people. 8 folks onsite to make this happen. Clients often forget what it takes to make something look amazing. The mastermind behind these amazing media marketing campaigns is our Ely Mondshein...

A Sneak Peak at our Cafe

POSTED ON November 5, 2016

Our cafe. Rendering of course, but you can see how beautiful it will be when done. About 400 sq ft to house all your coffee, food, and wine/beer needs. As well as help you focus on those startups you'll be getting off the ground. #startup #startups #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startupaccelerator...

Let’s Welcome A2 Events

POSTED ON November 2, 2016

Meet Erin, owner of A2 Events, the newest venture to join the Collective. As a premier Corporate Event Planner and Destination Management Services Provider, Erin has been putting on amazing events/shows for some of the most well known companies down here in South Florida and around the nation. Come on...

Let’s Welcome Allie Pr

POSTED ON October 3, 2016

Meet Alina, owner of Allie PR, the coolest new team to join the Collective. Allie PR has been proving expert PR for amazing brands for the last 7 years. They have strong experience with hotels, restaurants, aviation, wine and spirits, and luxury overall. Come on in and say hi! #pr...

Investing in 1 Way Haulers

POSTED ON October 3, 2016

Introducing 1 Way Haulers. The 3rd company we have invested in since officially starting our startup accelerator. 97 more to go to hit our pledge of 100 startups in 3 years. 1 Way Haulers will come pick up your bulk garbage anytime you need it done. Give us a call....

Let’s Welcome TRC Pictures

POSTED ON September 28, 2016

Join us in welcoming Austen & Gabe. They run TRC Pictures, a Photography and 3D rendering shop. They've done amazing work for Fortune 500 companies & many small to medium sized firms as well. You'll find their work in many local magazines. Come on in and say Hi! #trcpictures #photography...

Let’s Welcome Compass Partners

POSTED ON September 9, 2016

Meet Ely & Alex of Compass Partners. They are our Marketing, TV Media & Digital Agency. They focus on the convergence of traditional TV media with web & social to maximize conversion. Ely has been with NBC for 26 years as an executive producer before stepping out to do her...

The Pitch Deck

POSTED ON September 3, 2016

We've already invested in 3 companies in less than 1 month of officially announcing our accelerator program. A cool voting mobile application, a bulk disposal tech play, and an amazing all natural hair pomade & clay, which will be in Sephora & Neiman Marcus soon. If you, or anyone you...

Collective Motivation with Mark Cuban

POSTED ON September 1, 2016

It's all about the sweat equity for today's #collectivemotivation by Mark Cuban. If you're not willing to sacrifice something, someone else will. They'll beat you to launch or to acquisition. Know your business or industry better than anyone else. #markcuban #collectiveventures #startup #startups #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startupaccelerator #creative #creativespace #coworking...

Let’s welcome Justin Gross

POSTED ON September 1, 2016

Join us in welcoming Justin, owner of Hop 2 The Top LLC, a premier Google Adwords Firm. His team has handled $500 to $100,000 monthly budgets and can help you with landing page audits to ensure you convert those clicks. He's here to help you grow your business. #Google #adwords...

Let’s Welcome Morris Laloshi

POSTED ON August 30, 2016

Join us in welcoming Morris to the Collective Ventures Family. Morris runs The SEO Guys, and will be the SEO company of our group. Not only is he and his team talented, they give you a money back guarantee on top 10 organic placement in Google Search results. #SEO #seoagency...

Collective Motivation with Bill Gates

POSTED ON August 28, 2016

For today's #CollectiveMotivation we feature Bill Gates. Great advice Bill. The most amazing products or companies are founded after months or years of failure. Those entrepreneurs don't give up, they learn from their mistakes and apply them to their new projects or ventures. #billgates #microsoft #collectiveventures #startup #startups #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship...

Introducing Gents and Lords

POSTED ON August 28, 2016

Allow us to introduce Diego Ramirez, founder of @gentsandlords, a new venture we have invested in, and welcomed to the Collective Ventures startups. He has an amazing product, and we will help shape his growth. Look for his products at retailers and local salons soon. #startupcollective #collectiveventures #startup #startups #entrepreneur...

Cafe Collective

POSTED ON August 28, 2016

Cafe Collective is the Coffee house in our space. Enjoy Coffees from around the world, expertly chosen, and provided by a local roaster. You'll learn, enjoy and taste the freshest coffee that way. Here is the new logo for Cafe Collective. #logo #cafecollective #collectiveventures #startup #startups #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startupaccelerator...

Types of Seats

POSTED ON August 27, 2016

Each member gets a high end electronic stand up desk with 4 position memory, Beautiful Eames style office chair, Guest chair, and filing cabinet. #collectiveventures #startup #startups #startupaccelerator #coworking #cafe #eames #eameschair #electric #standupdesk...

The Space and it’s Layout

POSTED ON August 25, 2016

The office layouts. R1 to R8. Just a few offices left. If you are interested and are a tech or creative company in Ft Lauderdale, please reach out. #collectiveventures #startup #startups #startupaccelerator #coworking #cafe #ftlauderdale #officespace...

What is Collective Ventures

POSTED ON August 24, 2016

We often get asked, “What is Collective Ventures?” We are an Innovation center w/ 16 unique Creative & Technology companies, a Startup Accelerator & Investment Firm, a Coworking Cafe, and a Community Project housed in a 7000 sq ft space on Broward and Federal. We want to help build your...

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